2017, Vol. 2, Issue 1
Impact of aerobic dance training on motor fitness parameters and dribbling ability of football players
Author(s): R Sridhar and RG Giridharaprasath
This study was designed to investigate the impact of aerobic dance training on motor fitness parameters and dribbling ability of football players. To achieve the purpose of the study 30 inter-collegiate male football players were selected from affiliated colleges of Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. The subjects was randomly assigned to two equal groups (n=15). Group- I underwent aerobic dance training (ADTG) and group - II was acted as control group (CG). The aerobic dance was given to the experimental group for 3 days per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) for the period of twelve weeks. The control group was not given any sort of training except their routine work. A pilot study was conducted to assess the initial capacity of the subjects in order to fix the load. The motor fitness parameters of flexibility (sit and reach test) and the agility (4X10 shuttle run test) were measured and dribbling ability (Warner’s soccer test) before and after training period. The data collected from the subjects was statistically analyzed with‘t’ test to find out significant improvement if any at 0.05 level of confidence. The result of the agility and flexibility, speculated significant improvement due to influence of aerobic dance training with the limitations of (diet, climate, life style) status and previous training. The result of the present study coincide findings of the investigation done by different experts in the field of sports sciences. Aerobic dance training significantly improved agility, flexibility and dribbling ability of inter-collegiate male football players.
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How to cite this article:
R Sridhar, RG Giridharaprasath. Impact of aerobic dance training on motor fitness parameters and dribbling ability of football players. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2017;2(1):05-08.